In 1999, Downtown Miramichi Business Network became the new name of the Newcastle Business Association, which had been formed in 1983 to ensure that the former Town of Newcastle had a strong, vital and livable business district that all citizens could be proud of. However, in 2006 after the completion of a Downtown Revitalization Strategy focused on Miramichi’s two downtowns the name DowntownS Miramichi – Newcastle Business District was adopted. Our sister Business Improvement Area is now known as DowntownS Miramichi – Historic Chatham Business District.
Today, the DowntownS Miramichi – Newcastle Business District still holds the same objectives of the Newcastle Business Association for the owners and merchants within and around the Business Improvement Area. The organization is controlled by a Board of Directors, elected by the business community, and is administered by a full time General Manager.
The Mission statement of the DowntownS Miramichi – Newcastle Business District is to continue to promote, develop and enhance the downtown and surrounding areas through community and economic development.